Mallory Ortberg, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. (Sign up below to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Then in my late 20s, I met and married a man who turned out to be incredibly abusive (verbal, emotional, and toward the end physical).
: I am 37, female, and while in my 20s, I was far more focused on my education and career than in meeting anyone.
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"Baby" is code for "I think wearing puka shell necklaces is cool, and no matter where we go, I'm secretly going to do coke in the bathroom."12.
His idea of a date is really just a thinly veiled sexual euphemism.
Let's go grab some Frostys and then bang." Socially competent people know to just ask someone out to dinner and then let the banging happen organically.13. There's no shame in being unemployed for a stretch or getting paid under the counter.
Either he's being really forward with you or that "thinking of you" text was only sent to you because he wasn't paying attention.4.
You get a text that seems like it was meant for someone else.
My ex-husband is the only person I’ve ever slept with, and it wasn’t great.
I don’t dislike sex, but it’s not all that high on my priority list.